UTA and UDOT are starting utility work on the Provo Orem Transportation Improvement Project (TRIP) on Thursday, July 28. This pre-construction phase consists of utility work and property acquisition which must take place prior to larger components of TRIP construction. Work includes relocating overhead power lines, water and gas lines, fire hydrants, water meters, traffic signals, street lights and storm drains. To accommodate utility work, some curb, gutter and asphalt will be removed. It will also be necessary to remove the trees in the center of University Parkway between University Avenue and Carterville Road. Once the project is completed, three times as many trees will be planted in their place.
UTA, UDOT and Utah Valley Transit Constructors are committed to maintaining safe driving conditions, keeping accesses open and keeping the public informed about construction. For safety, drivers should pay attention to shifting traffic lanes and follow flaggers' (traffic control personnel) directions. A 24-hour hotline is available to the public resolve construction issues and concerns: 1-888-661-8806.
4/21/17 Construction Update
Construction Progress In This Segment
Curb installation on Univ. Pkwy in Provo.
Next week, removals (roadway, concrete, trees) will begin on the upper end of the diagonal between Carterville Rd. and 800 E. in preparation for utility relocations and roadway widening.
Provo River bridge replacement continues. Concrete is being poured for the new bridge structure. Crews are placing curbing and will continue landscape wall installation and road base placement in preparation for paving between 550 W. and Freedom Blvd.
By early May, crews expect to shift traffic to the median and new bridge structure in this section and begin demolition and reconstruction of the outer sections of the bridge.
- Univ. Pkwy will be restricted to one lane in each direction at the 550 W. intersection in Provo from 10 p.m. Thursday (April 27) to 5 a.m. Friday (April 28) for storm drain installation.
- Motorists are advised to reduce speeds (40 MPH speed limit) and watch for lane shifts along the diagonal. Left-turns are permitted into businesses only at signalized intersections.
- The College Connector Trail is opened on a temporary surface until spring 2017 when it will be replaced with a wider, permanent surface. This work is expected to begin by early May.
- Bus stops in the area of 550 W. University Parkway have been temporarily discontinued, and temporary stops (817036 and 817086) on the detour using 2230 N. are in place.
North of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the inside lanes to accommodate construction on the outside
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes to accommodate construction in the center. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout.
BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION: Provo River Bridge
Summer 2016 - Summer 2017
To maintain traffic across the Provo River bridges, construction will take place in two phases.
During the first phase, traffic will be shifted to the outside so that the inside edge of the bridges can be removed to accommodate the construction of the center portion of the new bridges.
During the second phase, traffic will be shifted to the inside onto the new center bridge section. This will allow us to remove the remaining portions of the bridges and complete the construction of the outer portion of the new bridges.
PHASE 2: 800 East to University Ave
Fall 2016 - Summer 2017
North of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes to accommodate construction in the center.
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the center lanes to accommodate construction on the outside.
Access to businesses will be maintained throughout.
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the center to accommodate construction on the outside.
When the new bridge and roadway are complete, there will be three traffic lanes in each direction and room for the BRT in the middle. The College Connector bike route will
provide bike access throughout this area.